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John A. Peacock


  • Associate Fellow
  • Gravity & the Extreme Universe




John Peacock is a cosmologist whose research interests lie in theoretical and observational cosmology, including large-scale structure, galaxy formation and evolution, evolution of active galaxies and gravitational lensing.


  • ERC Advanced Grant, 2015
  • Shaw Prize in Astronomy, 2014
  • Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher (world top 100 astronomers; UK top 12), 2014
  • Fellow of the Royal Society, 2007
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 2006

Relevant Publications

  • Cole, S. et al. "The 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey: power-spectrum analysis of the final data set and cosmological implications." MNRAS 362, no. 2 (September 2005): 505–34.
  • Springel, V. et al. "Simulations of the formation, evolution and clustering of galaxies and quasars." Nature 435 (June 2005): 629–36.
  • Smith, R.E. et al. "Stable clustering, the halo model and non-linear cosmological power spectra." MNRAS 341, no. 5 (June 2003): 1311–1332.
  • Peacock, J.A., and R.E. Smith. "Halo occupation numbers and galaxy bias." MNRAS 318, no. 4 (November 2000): 1144–1156.
  • Peacock, J.A. Cosmological Physics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

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